is to preserve Wallenberg’s legacy for all the generations
to come that I gave my testimony to “Documenting Wallenberg:
An Archive of Testimonials” and, since then, have been intensely
working with the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation to
spread the word about the Swedish diplomat who traveled to Hungary
in June 1944 with the aim of saving the Jewish people.
Despite its limited resources, “Documenting Wallenberg”
has already gathered around thirty audiovisual and written testimonies
of Wallenberg Survivors living in New York, Buenos Aires, and
Jerusalem. Considering that these miracles took place more than
sixty years ago, the urgency to find and preserve more stories
such as these is clear. Witnesses living in remote places have
expressed their interest in contributing their testimonies to
The Wallenberg Foundation needs your contribution to reach
support will allow the Foundation to interview survivors in Mexico,
Canada, Australia, Brazil, and Hungary. Your contribution will
also allow the Foundation to make these testimonies available
to the public through their addition to the organization’s
archive; and most important to students, through their inclusion
in the organization’s educational programs.
What do you say to someone who gave you back your life? There
are no words. No music. No prayers or poems that one can recite
for such a person. Still, I would say, “Thank you, Raoul,
for my parents, my siblings, and all those born after.”
Irony of ironies, at the tender age of thirty two, this hero could
not save his own life and vanished into the Soviet labyrinth never
to be heard from again.
It is now our charge to keep his voice and legacy alive.
At this time of the year, when we all come together as one people
to celebrate a Happy New Year with peace in our hearts and on
earth, we wish your generosity be rewarded all the days of your
Holocaust Survivor saved by Raoul Wallenberg
International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) was created to
ensure that Raoul Wallenberg’s legacy serves as a guiding
light for generations to come. The IRWF is a tax exempt, nonprofit,
public charity with offices in New York, Jerusalem and Buenos
Aires. More than two hundred Heads of State, Nobel Prize Laureates
including Elie Wiesel and the Dalai Lama, Governors and distinguished
personalities accompany us in this singular enterprise.
can contribute to The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation
safely online by visiting our website at http://www.raoulwallenberg.net/?en/supportus/
us at +1 (212) 737-3275
if you or someone you know was saved by Raoul Wallenberg and would
like to share the stories of rescue with us, if you have any questions,
or if you would like to visit our offices.